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Widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, NYT Best-Selling Author and Subject of Film American Sniper
Taya Kyle is the wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and the author of the New York Times bestselling book, American Wife. Taya is a bold advocate for women and families and a passionate voice for faith, strength and American ideals.
Following the tragic death of her husband Chris Kyle – author of the New York Times bestselling book and Academy Award-winning motion picture, American Sniper – Taya has served as Executive Director of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. The Foundation continues Chris Kyle’s legacy while serving the needs of military and first responder families.
Taya Kyle recounts her personal experiences as the wife of an American hero in her book, American Wife. Highs, lows, grief and joy – she honestly shares the trials and triumphs of life with and without Chris Kyle, and ultimately finding her place in the midst of the journey.
Taya is a frequent speaker for various organizations. She is a proud mother and resides in Texas with her family.
Dawn Connelly, Esq.
VP Sales and Marketing for All Points Mobile Shredding & All Points Medical Waste, Business Coach, Speaker, Author at Lifting Up Leaders
Dawn Connelly is an executive business coach, speaker and author. She works with professionals and top executives to help them make better decisions and become more efficient and prosperous. Dawn focuses her work with professional women who are serious about taking their personal and professional lives to the next level.
Dawn recently published Formula for a Rich Life: 5 Steps to Working Less, Earning More & Building a Quality of Life.
Dawn attributes her success to 3 factors:
(1) Corporate Background – Dawn practiced commercial litigation at McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP in Chicago. She argued before the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, drafted a writ of certiorari to the US Supreme Court, and represented Fortune 500 companies in multi-million dollar lawsuits. She has extensive experience in arbitration and mediation. Dawn demonstrated a strong personal commitment to pro bono work, for which she was one of two out of 1,000 associates firm-wide to receive an award for “Outstanding Achievement and Commitment to Pro Bono Service in the Community.” Her most fulfilling pro bono accomplishment was winning asylum for an Albanian woman who was sex-trafficked from Albania to Italy where she was raped, beaten, and starved before escaping to Chicago. She argued before the US Immigration Court in this highly publicized case that took place over a two year period, and was written up twice in the Chicago Sun Times.
(2) Academic Background – Dawn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Florida. As a scholarship student, she earned her juris doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She clerked for the Honorable Blanche M. Manning of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Florida.
Kirk J. Nahra
Partner at Wiley Rein LLP
Kirk specializes in privacy and information security litigation and counseling, along with a variety of health care, insurance fraud, and compliance issues. He assists companies in a wide range of industries in analyzing and implementing the requirements of privacy and security laws across the country and internationally. He also works with insurers and health care industry participants in developing compliance programs and defending against government investigations into their practices. A long-time member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), he is the editor of The Privacy Advisor, the monthly newsletter of the IAPP. He was named as the Co-Chair of the Confidentiality, Privacy, and Security Workgroup, a panel of government and private sector privacy and security experts advising the American Health Information Community (AHIC) on privacy and security issues arising from health information technology.
Rated by Chambers USA in the nation’s top-tier of privacy attorneys, sources remark that he is “the guy you need to call” (2014) and is in “‘the top echelon’ of data privacy lawyers” (2013). Clients report that he is “great to work with, incredibly knowledgeable and always available” (2016). He is also praised for his “pragmatic advice on complex issues” (2015), “almost encyclopedic knowledge of the law and its application” (2012), and his professional sensitivity to “both costs and delivering results on time” (2013). Clients have commended him as “a fantastic lawyer who keeps abreast of new developments in the field” who “avoids legal jargon and goes the extra mile for his clients” (2011). He is also lauded for his “practical knowledge of what other health care organizations are doing and how they are interpreting the law” (2010). Kirk has also been named an expert practitioner by the Guide to the Leading US Healthcare Lawyers, a leading health care lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America directory and one of the leading privacy “hired guns” by Computerworld.
Session Speakers & Panelists
Flourish Press Inc
Tom Adams is President and CMO of Flourish Press and Founder of Webvitality. He is an executive coach offering strategic advisory services and strategic marketing services. Tom is also the author of Amazon Bestseller, “You Are The Logo”, published 2012 and numerous magazine articles related to Marketing. He has been a Keynote Speaker on topics related Executive Leadership, Executive Effectiveness, Executive Branding and Marketing.
Red Sand Ventures LLC
Dag Adamson is the president of Red Sand Ventures LLC, with 14 years ITAD experience, providing fortune 500 companies strategic and tactical plans to improve IT asset disposition and secure data destruction programs. He offers consulting services for mature and emerging companies. Where there are challenges – there are opportunities.
Ray Barry is recognized worldwide as a key speaker, published columnist in Secure Destruction Business magazine, author of “The Sales Minute”, and a player in the successful growth of Shred First. He is a subject matter expert in the information management industry.
Barry is an industry expert in the design, development, marketing, sales solutions and training programs, and talent management systems that enhance performance, impact employee development, and achieve business results. He has an outstanding record of achievement, including 15+ years of direct sales &
marketing consulting experience. Barry has a consultative and solution-oriented approach in analyzing needs and proposing solutions, measuring and evaluating, and building strategic relationships with SMEs, HR, C-level executives, and business partners across all organizational levels to ensure business needs and
objectives are met.
Craig Boswell is Co-Founder and President of HOBI International, Inc. In this capacity, he has been extensively involved in the design, development and deployment of electronics demanufacturing and recycling techniques.
Boswell’s background includes nine years experience as an electrical engineer for Texas Instruments, Inc. He was project manager for the deployment of a major shift in the production process from traditional CFC-based cleaning technologies to more environmentally friendly, no-clean solder technologies. As part of this program team, he was an active member of the IEEE Environmental Technologies subcommittee. This committee was central in developing an industry conference that brought together OEMs, academia, and environmental organizations to discuss key issues in electronics disposition technologies.
As Founder and President of HOBI International, Inc., Craig plays a key role in developing HOBI’s processes and procedures for data security, asset tracking and asset disposition services. He has authored numerous papers discussing end of life electronics management techniques and technologies. Additionally, he is a sought after speaker on a broad variety of subjects, including data security in both the mobile and traditional IT space, reuse sales, and design for disassembly technologies. Craig is the Chair of the ISRI’s Reuse and Services committee and was an active stakeholder participant in the EPA’s R2 (Responsible Recycling) certification standard process.
In his current role at HOBI, Craig travels throughout North America meeting with corporations and assisting them with designing systems that allowing them to maximize revenue and minimize cost through proper lifecycle management of IT and mobile devices. He has worked closely with corporations such as AT&T, Barnes and Noble, Nokia, and Agero to create reverse logistics, asset management, and asset disposition solutions that are industry best in class. These systems focus on data security solutions, cost reductions through innovative logistics management, and revenue maximization through sales channel optimization.
Craig holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Greg Bullard is an experienced business advisor, entrepreneur and corporate attorney.
Bullard’s work focuses on helping business owners achieve the successful sale of their businesses, assisting start-ups and improving operations and sales for existing businesses. He is also a partner in a full-service business law firm, IG2 Law Group, LLC.
Experience includes founding and growing IG2 Data Security, Inc., a leading data security and information management company, including the successful sale of the company’s software escrow business and information management business. He comes with a background as a top law firm corporate attorney and Fortune 500 in-house corporate attorney.
PC Rebuilders & Recyclers, LLC
Willie Cade is the CEO of PC Rebuilders & Recyclers and Co-Chair of Project Group 1.1 – Refurbishment for the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment.
Chris Cahill is a Web Marketing Strategist & Account Manager for WebVitality. He is a business ninja with exceptional and up-to-date sales and marketing skills and a great blend of operations, legal and general management instincts and experience. Cahill is about rolling up his sleeves, driving growth with lead generation from paid, content, and social campaigns as well as consulting on a wide range of issues for innovative entrepreneurs.
Having grown up in a family business, Cahill has an unending drive and passion to help business owners succeed. He is professionally at the logical destination of a journey that started by running a cash register as a twelve-year-old to closing deals with Fortune 10 titans, from cold calling mom-and-pops at the kitchen table to managing international operations for a biotech supplier, from making up CRMs on yellow scratch pads to designing SaaS applications. Cahill is excited to share his expertise with you.
Joe Coletta is the General Manager of Safe Shredding, LLC, responsible for managing the day to day operations of this NJ based mobile paper shredding company. He has over a decade of experience in the industry. In addition to running Safe Shredding, Joe is also a professional Fire Captain in Bloomfield, NJ. He is a 20 year veteran of the Department.
Drew is the owner and operator of Net Gain SEO, which has grown into one of the top 30 largest digital marketing agencies in Canada and partner in MVP properties, based in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Drew has become a recognized expert in his field, being a speaker, teacher, consultant and sharing his knowledge of digital marketing at conferences, industry associations and events across North America.
Drew has been working in the multimedia industry for over 20 years. Early in his career he worked behind the scenes on technology side of the TV and film industry in Toronto and Dublin, achieving acclaim for the invention of electronics systems in a world first solar powered film expedition in the Himalayas and is recognized for a number of technical innovations. He has worked on productions for Discovery International, National Geographic, BBC and more.
Drawing on his technical expertise, Dekker co-founded Net Gain SEO with Craig Busch in 2009 offering digital marketing services to companies across North America and Europe. Net Gain SEO offers web, SEO (search engine optimization), digital integrations, graphic design and marketing services. Net Gain SEO handles the marketing and web operations for 100’s of clients across Canada, US, and Europe.
In 2013, Net Gain SEO became an inaugural Google Partner. Net Gain SEO has been nominated for numerous awards and won the Marketing Award, by the Barrie Chamber of Commerce and Best in Barrie.
Drew is also serial entrepreneur, with interests in SGC Bikes, Fresh Spoke and a number of business interests across North America.
Dekker sits on the advisory board of two Georgian College programs; Web Development and Graphic Design, represents Net Gain SEO as a proud Rotarian, is a member of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, National Association of Information Destruction (NAID), the Barrie Chamber of Commerce, Muskogee Chamber of Commerce and regularly teaches at Shred School.
Katie Fletcher, CSDS
Sean Fredricks, CSDS
Sean Fredricks is Partner at Legal Shred New York and Florida. Sean brings over a decade of experience in the document destruction and paper shredding industries. From 2005-2010, Sean successfully built, and later sold, Code Shred Ltd., at that time, the largest independent mobile and offsite paper shredding company in the tri-state area. Under his leadership, Code Shred was awarded the Inc. 500/5000 award in 2009, a prestigious award for being the 186th fastest growing business by Inc. magazine. The company had over 1059% growth from 2006-2009. CodeShred was the 15th fastest growing company in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the New York area. The company was acquired by Cintas, a $.3.5 billion company, in November 2010.
Jeffrey I.S. Green
Jeff Green is an award-winning strategic sales and marketing professional with an entrepreneurial spirit and a proven record of innovation, revenue generation, business development and diversification within niche markets. He is a firm believer that customer service is not just a buzzword and is an avid proponent of social media to develop relationships and grow business opportunities.
As the Sales & Marketing Manager for Allshred Services, Jeff built, developed and coached the sales team with a multi-state territory to record-setting new sales growth, while fostering collaboration between sales and operations. He is also the Co-Founder of BeInstrumental, a non-profit organization established to provide musical education to children who do not have access to it, and Co-Founder of Daily Fantasy Cricket (DFC) – a leader in the fantasy cricket gaming space.
While Sales Manager at a regional information destruction firm, Jeff founded Shred Cancer, an innovative program that has successfully raised over $49,000 for Susan G. Komen. While there, he became known as the industry expert and was a popular speaker on the use of Social Media to grow B2B sales.
Joe Harford is the Founder of Reclamere. Reclamere is 15 years old and provides secure ITAM services nationwide specifically in the healthcare, financial services, and education markets. He is responsible for developing and managing all enterprise level accounts for the company. Harford has worked in a wide variety of business sectors: hospitality, manufacturing, and higher education. He currently serves on the Board of Regents for the CSDS Certification with NAID. Joe is currently working on his PhD in entrepreneurship and business success factors.
Greg Haber is the President of Babaco Alarm System, a leader in providing transportation security since 1932. Billions of dollars of cargo have been safely transported throughout the US and Canada under the protection of Babaco with Haber’s oversight.
Founded and continues to lead as CEO the National Association for Information Destruction, the world’s most prominent non-profit data destruction industry organization now representing over 2,000 member locations around the world.
Speaks, writes, educates and consults on data disposal, data protection regulations, employee compliance strategies, vendor qualifications and certifications, and data protection policy development for policy makers, industry publications, data protection and privacy professionals and a broad range of related associations.
Robert Knights MBE MSc CPP PSP FSyI SIRM
Bob Knights personal skills lay in the complementary fields of security management, risk assessment, training and facilitating. They have been utilized extensively by the UK central and local government, UK Law Enforcement Agencies and Counter Terrorism Branch as well as corresponding agencies within foreign and overseas countries. His experience has been absorbed by private and public sectors across the globe in both individual projects and training Senior Management.
Knights holds current UK Government Security Clearance. He was the author of the foundation document for all asset protection during the London Olympics 2012.
Knights has a variety of both academic and practical skills founded on a thirty-year career in the Police Service. A skilled auditor and assessor in many areas of operation he deals with audits and Information Governance in various countries. He is a qualified, motivated and dedicated Trainer with a flair for communication and information sharing.
Jason McMillen, Manager of Worldwide Business Development and Sales for Garner Products, Inc., is a leading product innovator in the field of electronic media physical security. As Product Manager for Garner Products, Inc., the Worldwide Leader in Data Elimination, he managed the development of industry dominant designs of high security degaussing and physical destruction equipment. As a NAID Certified Secure Destruction Specialist (CSDS), he has helped many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies comply with government, industry and internal security mandates for media sanitation.
Katie Mahoney has been with the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) for seven years. During those seven years she has assisted in maintaining and the growth of the certification department – which verifies the compliance of information destruction companies through a comprehensive scheduled and unannounced audit program – for over 1,000 member locations. Katie also manages the Certified Secure Destruction Specialist (CSDS) Accreditation which promotes and acknowledges an individual’s competency in a range of subject areas related to the secure information destruction. She has administered the addition of NAID programs such as the Degaussing Certification, Consulting Program and the Online Certification Application as well as managed multiple NAID Committee initiatives.
Rúnar Már Sverrisson MSc CEO
Falling in love with standards at the age of 24 the subject is a keen supporter of compliance mechanisms, being a national standard or an industry standard such as NAID´s. Rúnar Már Sverrisson is the founder and current CEO of Gagnaeyðing, Iceland´s only certified document shredding service, now in its 25th year of successful operation.
The subject has an engineering degree in production management and a master’s degree in international business and has over 25 years international business experience.
Rúnar Már Sverrisson served as a chair for the ICT sector committee of Icelandic standards for almost 10 years and chair of CEN/CENELEC ICT forum for 3 years. His key area of interest in the standardization domain is eBusiness where he has participated in a number of research projects with both local and international partners.
It is Rúnar Már Sverrisson’s firm believe and deep commitment that there is massive economic value waiting to be released now held up by badly coordinated business processes, low level quality awareness and lack of cooperation between business entities. Streamlining business processes, recognizing the value and importance of “little things” and replacing mistrust with trust are some of golden keys to value beyond imagination.
A consistent theme in the life and career of Lou Rofrano would be developing and influencing others to achieve beyond their perceived boundaries. Rofrano began his sales career in consumer product sales and then moved to medical device sales at Baxter Healthcare where for over 30 years he held various positions of increasing responsibility such Director of National Accounts, Vice President of Sales for Alternate Site, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing Training and Development. In these roles he trained, developed and managed hundreds of sales professionals in the United States and worldwide. As a sales leader he created winning sales teams that drove double digit growth in the acute and non-acute care healthcare markets.
As a National Account Director he led the Premier GPO Contract Participation Process which drove millions of dollars in profitable annual sales growth. He ran Baxter’s collegiate recruitment program and sales management development training program whose graduates can now be found in leadership roles across the healthcare industry nationwide. At Baxter he created the award winning Flo-Guide sales process which linked sales process reliably to financial forecasting and customer satisfaction.
As an Executive Coach with Right Management he focused on career coaching and development for executive leadership from the Director to the C-Suite level and high potential candidates.
In his current role at AMS, Rofrano uses his healthcare leadership experience and national account sales experience to create winning relationships with GPOs and IDNs. In addition to achieving sales success he is focused on developing new technologies and driving growth through profitable collaborations across the industry.
Rofrano is also the founder of the Rofrano Performance group where as a keynote speaker and trainer he links sales training to the task of growing profitable sales. His trademarked phrase “Resourceful Tenacity The Essential Ingredient of Success”™ speaks to his personal belief that individuals and organizations succeed when we they tenaciously apply knowledge, skills and motivation to their cultures and customers. Rofrano meets regularly with industry leaders sharing his thoughts on creating winning sales cultures and development programs. He serves as a consultant to SafeLaunch, a California based non-for profit organization dedicated to addiction prevention in young people.
Colin Scott, CSDS
Through Reclamere, Scott has provided superior service and peace of mind that companies are compliant with environmental recycling standards as well as the strict HIPAA and HiTech standards surrounding data security.
In a complex healthcare IT world, an outside viewpoint is valued as an investment to better manage costs, increase efficiencies and optimize the overall data assets and hardware of the organization.
John S. Shegerian is the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of ERI and ERI’s subsidiary companies RecycleNation.com and UrbanMining.org.
Established by Shegerian and his partners in 2002, ERI is the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company and recycles every type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible way.
Shegerian is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business’ Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) Advisory Board and was named the Clean Tech Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California by Ernst & Young. He received the “Innovator of the Year” award from the International Electronics Recycling Conference & Expo (IERCE). He was also named the recipient of the Harold Zinkin Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Shegerian and ERI were both inducted into the International Green Business Hall of Fame. ERI has also won Recycler of the Year and the Industry Pioneer award from the IERCE. Shegerian is also the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award, presented by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Committee.
Shegerian is also host and founder of “Green is Good,” the world’s leading environmental radio show and podcast.
Shegerian regularly speaks on cybersecurity and the responsible destruction of hardware data, often providing his expert knowledge to news media, including The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Gizmodo and Wired, among others.
Tom Schreyer is an information privacy advisor and his company Affordable Shred is a leading company in both document, electronic and product destruction and compliance. He assists business professionals in formulating their information security policies, updating management teams and training customer’s employees. Schreyer is a Certified HIPAA Professional, a Certified Secure Destruction Specialist and serves on the Public Relations Committee for the National Association for Information Destruction. He is also on the NAID Speakers’ Bureau and presents his HIPAA UP! Seminars to medical groups and physicians (CME’s earned/ethical) throughout Illinois & Iowa.
Greg Stangle is an experienced M&A advisor, entrepreneur and corporate attorney. He founded and grew IG2 Data Security, Inc., a leading data security and information management company, including the sale of the company’s software escrow business and information management businesses to public companies.
Through IG2, Inc., Stangle helps business owners strategize and execute successful mergers, acquisitions and divestitures as well as maximize the value of existing enterprises. Through IG2 Law Group, LLC, he maintains a full-service corporate law practice acting as outside general counsel on matters ranging from routine business legal needs to the most complex transactions.
Previous experience includes top corporate, securities and technology law firm practice representing public and private companies, entrepreneurs and investors in transactions as well as providing counseling/advisory services. Prior to becoming an attorney, worked in treasury/cash management and business development.
Jason Teliszczak, CSDS, CPP
Mr. Jason Teliszczak is an entrepreneur with a passion for saving the environment and strengthening personal safety to make the world a more secure place. After earning a B.S. in Environmental academia and to ensure his vision would not be put to waste, he built his own successful consulting firm, JT Environmental Consulting, and has quickly become an expert within the e-Waste & Data Destruction industries. With over 15 years of consulting experience, Mr. Teliszczak assists his clients in setting targets and achieving goals.
Organizations throughout the world, from fortune 500 corporations to non-for-profits with under 25 employees, utilize Mr. Teliszczak’s expertise & knowledge to perform compliance audits, internal audits, maintain and/or become certified to many different standards.
Mr. Teliszczak continues to streamline growth within the industry through working closely with Registrars, and by updating, incorporating and strengthening new standards. Mr. Teliszczak currently sits on numerous committees within organizations such as ASIS, NSF, NFPA to develop standards for auditing, supply chain risk management, security officers, security selection and training, security awareness, continuity management, etc. He recently also assisted SERI with introducing the Implementation Guide for R2:2013.
Mr. Teliszczak continues to stay focused on the ever changing industry by being certified as a CPP, CSDS, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, and holds many other certifications.